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Loch Lomond Villa is committed to enhancing the health and wellness of older adults across the globe. The Loch Lomond Villa Research Program conducts high quality research that seeks to improve health outcomes and quality of life for older adults living in long term care and those living independently. Although Loch Lomond Villa has always been passionate about taking an active role in research and providing care that is evidence based, our Research Program was officially established in September 2018. Since its establishment, Loch Lomond Villa Research has become a community catalyst for health research and innovations that serve to benefit older adults in Saint John, and beyond.
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Loch Lomond Villa Research Team
Danielle is the Research Coordinator at Loch Lomond Villa. Within her role, she manages multiple research activities at Loch Lomond Villa and collaborates with researchers from other institutes. She has a Master of Applied Health Services and Research in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and a Certificate in Interpersonal Education for Health and Human Performance. Danielle’s career has focused on conducting high-quality health research and community-based projects.
Hannah is the Research Assistant for the newest research project at Loch Lomond Villa entitled, Radiography on Wheels. She recently graduated from the University of New Brunswick with her Bachelor of Science degree, honouring in Medicinal Chemistry and minoring in Mathematics. Hannah has hands-on research experience with her honours thesis, where she investigated the development of an electrochemical biosensor for screening breast cancer biomarkers. In the past, she has also been involved with various projects at Loch Lomond Villa.
M. Todd Gordon
Todd is a Medical Radiation Technologist who has been seconded from Horizon Health Network to perform Radiological services as part of the Healthy Senior Pilot Project. The goal is to perform examinations at the bedside and to transmit the imaging directly to Horizon Health for interpretation.
Todd graduated from St. Thomas University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. In 1993 Todd enrolled in the Saint John School of Radiology where he graduated in 1995. Todd has held positions as General Technologist, Quality Control Coordinator, Radiation Safety Officer, and most recently as a faculty member of the Saint John School of Radiology as the Clinical Instructor. As a member of the Faculty, Todd acquired is adult education from St. Francis Xavier.
Angela Ryan (LPN) has been the Research Interventionist as part of Loch Lomond Villa’s research project NB HEARS. Her work has focused on teaching and observing the effects of free listening devices provided for individuals 60 years old and up and its impact on their quality of life through the promotion of better hearing and communication skills. She is an LPN with 38 plus year of clinical experience in a wide variety of primary geriatrics settings, focusing on rehabilitation in a nursing home environment. Previous clinical experience has been within physician practices, public health and community immunization clinics, local hospitals and Canadian Blood Services.
Derek Gauthier is a current Project Coordinator at Loch Lomond Villa. Derek coordinates the program “Embracing Diversity-A Seniors Lunch & Learn Series.” He brings residents and a wide range of community members together to share their stories, experiences, cultures, and food. This program hopes to bring more diversity and inclusion to the nursing home sector.
Derek holds a BA Major Concentration in Gerontology from the University of Laurentian in Sudbury Ontario. He also possesses two (2) college diplomas, Culinary Management & Baking & Pastry Arts from the Canadian Food & Wine Institution (Niagara College). Derek hopes to continue working on new projects and finding new and holistic ways for older adults to enjoy their time at Loch Lomond Villa.
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Get in touch
Looking to learn more about research at Loch Lomond Villa, or collaborate on a research project?
Get in touch with Danielle Kent at 506 643 7175 EXT 6925 OR Dkent@lochlomondvilla.com